Wildcamping Site: Location
Altanour Lodge is an abandoned shooting lodge at the top of Glen Ey. It’s a ruin now which makes it a perfect site for wild camping. The location is commanding; it’s surrounded by Munros (An Socach, Carn Bhac, Beinn Iutharn Mhor, Beinn Iutharn Bheag and Carn an Righ), has a lovey burn running close by, and has plenty of timber to hand for fires.
Around the ruin itself there are flat patches of grass and grassy embankments. There’s usually at least one patch in the local vicinity which happens to be out of the wind that day.
To get there you have a choice. You can either walk or bike it. The walk is flat enough, but quite long so it’ll take a bit of time. If you mountain bike it in then you’ll save about 2 hours on the hike.
For many years the Lodge has been used as a bothy for hikers in the Cairngorms. In this time it’s slowly fallen apart. You can clearly see from these pictures that even in 1952 the harsh weather had taken its toll, but that now there’s only a shell. Enough for shelter while you get a brew on though.